"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, April 11, 2009

If He Had Stayed....by Audrey Yeager

~Trilliums growing in the woods at Cedar Pond~ ~If He Had Stayed ~ If He had stayed Where tender, caring hands had put Him, wrapped around with linen and aromatic preparations Stayed enclosed in the cool, dark rock, to sleep on, decayed and forgotten, while eternity rolled away into foreverness, If He had stayed imprisoned Behind the Roman seal, soon to be but another set of bones added to the numberless skeletons bred of earth... If He had stayed down where tradition layed His head, done with sight, and touch and voice... Oh,beloved! If He had stayed... excruciating contemplation! Hopelessness behind doom ahead no gathering here today Yet, here we are, and it can't be said with enough power, not by human voices anyway; No, imagine it ringingly proclaimed by Heaven's angelic hosts...( He didn't stay) He is risen! poem by Audrey Yeager

11 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

He is Risen Indeed! Beautiful picture and reminder -

Linda said...

Thank you - that is beautiful. Enjoyed some of your previous posts as well! Linda

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

He is Risen.

I am very thankful.

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. I love your trilliums too. Enjoy this day with family and friends.

noble pig said...

Beautiful words for today! Happy Easter to you and your family!

amc said...

This gave me goose bumps...thank you for sharing. =)

Amy said...

Very nice, Happy Easter, Hallelujah Christ Arose!

Daisy said...

Lovely poem, Kathy! Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed Easter.

KathyB. said...

Audrey read her poem to us at church awhile ago, but I must have been distracted, because although I thought it moving then, while typing it out I was struck by her words...they leave a very graphic picture in my mind....thank-you Audrey for allowing me to publish this poem!

Lanny said...

That was very good. Thank you to you and Audrey for sharing it. Happy Blessed Easter.

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a wonderful poem! And the picture is so beautiful.
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter, Kathy!